ASSUME in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of ASSUME
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assume
 v.  suppose to be the case, without proof
Example Sentence: (108 in 8 pages)
1  It is a great mistake to assume that your children will agree with you.
2  By ignorance is pride increased; those most assume who know the least.
3  They assume most who know the least.
4  She unsuccessfully attempted to assume the mantle of presidency.
5  Many daughters assume that their mothers are invulnerable.
6  It is reasonable to assume that he knew beforehand that this would happen.
7  Let's assume they're coming and make plans on that basis.
8  A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, and realize how blessed you are for what you have.
9  We can't just assume her guilt.
10  Let us assume for a moment that the plan succeeds.
11  It is reasonable to assume the economy will continue to improve.
12  It is a misconception to assume that the two continents are similar.
13  We cannot assume anything in this case.
14  We can't assume anything in this case.
15  Putting two and two together, I assume that this was the car he used.
Classic Sentence: (210 in 15 pages)
1  She swallowed her anger with poor grace and tried to assume an expression of pleasant dignity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  Lily had no mind for the vagabond life of the poor relation, and to adapt herself to Mrs. Peniston she had, to some degree, to assume that lady's passive attitude.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
3  It is less mortifying to believe one's self unpopular than insignificant, and vanity prefers to assume that indifference is a latent form of unfriendliness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
4  "Well, I understand Lily is about to assume them in the shape of Mr. Rosedale," Mrs. Fisher said with a laugh.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
5  Selden had listened in silence, with the concentrated look which his thin dark face could assume when he wished to guard it against any involuntary change of expression.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
6  However charitable toward the Lower Classes she may have thought herself, Carol had been reared to assume that servants belong to a distinct and inferior species.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
7  Now you assume that a world which produces a Percy Bresnahan and a Velvet Motor Company must be civilized.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
8  But as you come nearer to this great head it begins to assume different aspects, according to your point of view.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
9  But leaving this hint to operate as it may with the phrenologists, I would merely assume the spinal theory for a moment, in reference to the Sperm Whale's hump.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
10  That is, he could not see that she was becoming herself and daily casting aside that fictitious self which we assume like a garment with which to appear before the world.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIX
11  In that language he knew so well how to assume, he diverted his comrades from their instant purpose, and invited them to prolong the misery of their victims.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
12  It seemed as if, with the termination of the roar of artillery and the plunging of shot, nature had also seized the moment to assume her mildest and most captivating form.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
13  His lower jaw hung down as if lacking strength to assume its normal position.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 13
14  No, no Rosa," said Eva, with an air of command, which the child could assume at times; "you mustn't talk so, Rosa.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
15  With their superior knowledge it was natural that they should assume the leadership.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III